News out of the Dallas Stars organization is that they are inching closer to hiring former Buffalo Sabres bench boss Lindy Ruff. reports are that Ruff did have a second interview with the Stars today, and he seems to be the Front runner for the job. If Ruff lands in Dallas it is sure to leave a very bad taste in Sabres fans mouths; it was the Stars who beat the Sabres to win the Stanley Cup in 1999. That game is the famous NO GOAL GAME, and Sabres fans have not forgotten.
There are conflicting reports that Ruff has been offered the Stars head coaching job. Travis Brown of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has said that Ruff will be the next coach; however that report has not yet been confirmed. One thing is for sure where there is smoke there is fire, and decision will be coming soon.
Lindy Ruff was the coach in Buffalo for 16 years; during his time as the Sabres coach he compiled a record of 571-432-84 (with 78 ties). I am a bit unsure how well Lindy will fit in with Dallas. His methods and style of coaching did seem to wear on his stars in Buffalo. I do believe that at least in the short-term Ruff is the right choice for Dallas, and as much as it pains this Sabres fan I hope he does well.